Our design approach
Our design process is based on a solid design strategy. Once that foundation is made, we create hundreds of sketches, run form-finding sessions, perform multiple design iterations with mockups, create functional prototypes, test in real life situations and implement improvements. We consult with production partners, optimize for manufacturing capabilities, make simulations and determine in general how tooling and molds could be built.
People oriented design
During the Design Strategy stage of the project we use powerful tools in order define the core meanings the product will have for users. On-site user research and testing with mockups helps to design concepts and products that are easy to use, ergonomic and contribute to people's well being.
Interaction, electronics & software
Sustainable product design
Practically this means for us that we ideally design only products which in our opinion will have a long term positive impact on people. Consequently we would not design products that are very trendy and are specifically designed to serve the user only for a few months.
Grip on the process
We use a powerful online project management and collaboration tool to distribute tasks in every phase between our team members, so that everyone that is involved in the project is up to date of the planning, tasks and deadlines of the project.
Each week you will receive an email from us with a Project Update statement. We describe in this email the actions we have carried out last week and the actions we work on the upcoming week. This helps you to keep track of the project. In the Project Update sheet you will find the project budgets, agreed extra work, actual spend budget, all purchased parts, invoices and agreements we made during the project.
And of course we hold regular (online) meetings and have contact by email and phone, as to keep you deeply involved in the design strategy and concept design process.
Design Quality & Planning
To reach this quality we need time. We understand very well that every project has a planning and dead-lines, yet if we have to choose between high quality and planning, we will go for high quality.